The Prompt for the 12th Month: With love, we have opened ourselves up to joy and the beauty that is all around us, wherever we are. By now, no matter how painful and difficult it may have been at times, we can see the beauty in the process of spiritual growth. Our wings are strong now and we’re ready to flutter about like free spirits. Let’s share our joy! For the final month of this journey, FLY!
My first round of teaching the course, Transformational Journaling for Personal Growth with Butterfly Journal, has come to an end, and it was a joy to do. I not only learned a lot about teaching a journaling workshop, but I also learned a lot about myself as I dove deeper into my own personal and spiritual healing process along with all the participants. This journey through Butterfly Journal has been an integral part of my inner pilgrimage, and now it is time to once again take flight with my new butterfly wings as physical life is energetically and synchronously matching my inner state and growth.
The experience of this pilgrimage within the psyche, of which there truly is no end, has reinforced for me on a deep level how perfect the challenges and struggles of life are. Without those, how can we disassemble our ego’s illusions (like the caterpillar’s cells do inside the cocoon) to emerge from the darkness into the light guided by our psyche, or soul, like the butterfly? (ψυχή psyche – Ancient Greek for both soul and butterfly) As new beginnings take root and take off for me, as life moves forward, I will continue to use the transformational process of journeying and journaling through Butterfly Journal to help myself to grow and expand indefinitely.
The central point of the world is the point where stillness and movement are together. Movement is time, but stillness is eternity.
– Joseph Campbell
To read all previous Butterfly Journal entries, Click Here.
If you are interested in embarking on your own journey of transformation, you can purchase Butterfly Journal from Amazon (and international stores), or Barnes & Noble.
To learn more about Butterfly Journal, Click Here. Also check out the Full Color Photo Edition Here which is filled with my own butterfly photography.
Teaching this course has also inspired me to create a new version of Butterfly Journal, which will be more of an expanded workbook and interactive journal, so stay tuned! I plan to have it completed and available for purchase in June.
Also check out my Podcast with Write4Life here, where I discuss the symbolism of the butterfly and the transformational process of journaling with Butterfly Journal!
Presently listening to your interview with Nathan. Wow! You guys make communication into beauty. Julianne, I appreciate your story about taking care of your mother and expressing your authentic feelings about it. As for journal writing, esp with guided suggestions as your book provides, I believe you are onto something very practical and necessary for well-being. In my youth I suffered with addiction and all the other psychological demons that go along with such chains. At the age of 18 I participated in a month long recovery program and learned all sorts of tools to help deal with a life time of negative karma and poor decision making. What I found to be most effective in finding stability in those shaky times was the power of putting pen to paper. It was a breath of mindfulness that gave me the space to make better decisions. Between the stimulus and the response we have the freedom to choose. Self-awareness, imagination, conscience and independent will truly expand the mind & heart when we learn to find inner stillness.
Thank you for taking the time and energy to transform your rich life experience into a gentle and refreshing way to help others to awake and empower themselves…
Thank you and thanks for sharing your story of metamorphosis too, Jason! May your journey of transformation continue on beautifully! Namaste _/l\_
Congratulations on reaching the final month. Really looking forward to your new journal coming out Julianna Victoria. Thank you for being so inspiring, even when I don’t comment, I always read all your posts and take something positive with me 🙂
Thank you so much Marty’s Mom! ❤
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